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For future generations

It’s our bay, our heritage — and our legacy. We grew up clamming it, sailing it, swimming in it. Now our bay is sick, and we must heal it, for today and for the future!

Save The Great South Bay is a local 501(c)3 non-profit that actively works to restore the bay, and with that, strengthen our South Shore communities.

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About Our Organization

defending our creeks

Our Creek Defenders help the 50 creeks flowing into the Great South Bay move freely by removing debris and monitoring invasive species.

restoring oyster habitat 

Oysters eat murky water for lunch. The Great South Bay Oyster Project restores oysters and their natural filtration capabilities to the Bay. 

Planting bay friendly

We are restoring habitat for local wildlife by putting back what was here long before we were through the Bay Friendly Yards program.

education and advocacy

We connect with the many stakeholders to spread the message that the Bay is but a symptom, it is the mainland which is sick. 

We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

It’s our bay, our heritage — and our legacy. We grew up clamming it, sailing it, swimming in it. Now our bay is sick, and we must heal it, for today and for the future!

Save The Great South Bay is a local 501(c)3 non-profit that advocates for and implements real solutions that will help restore the bay, and with that, strengthen our South Shore communities.

 

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Bellport Breach Update, March 2021

Bellport Breach Update, March 2021

We welcome Dr. Charles Flagg of Stony Brook University's School of Atmospheric and Marine Sciences for today's guest blog on the current status of the breach at Bellport. Bellport, NY - A breach over flight on March 9th prefaced by an earlier aerial photo shoot by...

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The Doozy is Now a Done-zy!

The Doozy is Now a Done-zy!

Nearly three dozen volunteers turned out on Saturday, March 14 to clean up in the outfall ravine leading from the Country Village neighborhood to the Connetquot River. They removed nearly 80 contractor bags of debris from the area; debris that would've otherwise made...

It’s a Doozy… Over 10 Years of Trash Buildup

All hands on deck - this one is a doozy! Save The Great South Bay, 501(c)3 is proud to team up with Keep Islip Clean and their lead volunteer, Bill Raftery, to finally clean up in the ravine area just West of the Connetquot River on Sunday, 03/14 from 9 AM - 12 PM....

Sustainable Development In Our Neighborhoods

Sustainable Development In Our Neighborhoods

The word is out. What so many of us love most about Long Island, from its recreational opportunities such as biking, fishing, kayaking and more, to its easy access to shopping and services, continues to attract people to the Island, making development unavoidable. No...

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